Catch a glimpse of the newest creatures in the 'Harry Potter' universe

By Derek Lawrence
July 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

The trailers for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have introduced the newest member of the Harry Potter universe in Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander, and now it’s time to meet the beasts.

The new film, with a screenplay from J.K. Rowling based on her Hogwarts textbook of the same name, follows the adventures of Scamander, who arrives in Prohibition-era New York with a suitcase full of magical creatures. The beasts soon escape, leading him to try and find them in order to avoid major consequences in the relationship between the wizarding world and No-Maj world.

After the film’s Comic-Con presentation on Saturday, the Pottermore Twitter account began sharing first looks at some of the beasts, which have perfect Potter universe names such as billywig and occamy.


Watch the video above from EW’s interview with the cast.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will fly into theaters on Nov. 18.

  • Movie
  • PG-13
release date
  • 11/18/16
  • 132 minutes
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